Register online (see below) or by mail for the S.E. Michigan AWANA Grand Prix Regionals on April 13, 2019.


2019 Traditional Racing Specifications

For cars built to race in Traditional Categories:
  1. Cars will race by club and be judged for both design and speed. The limit is one car per racer per registered category.
  2. All cars must be made from a new block of wood purchased during this AWANA year.
  3. No car may race that has competed in a local church in prior club years.
  4. Wheels and axles must be purchased from AWANA and must be easily recognized as such.
  5. Cars shall not exceed 7″ length, 2 ¾” width, and 3 ½” height.
  6. Cars must have at least 3/8″ clearance between the track and the bottom of the car body. Distance between the wheels must be at least 1 ¾”.
  7. Cars must be able to sit behind the starting pin with no part of the car extending past the pin. We suggest the car’s front end not exceed 5/8” from the ground. Cars cannot “ride up” on the pin.
  8. Weight of the car and all accessories shall not exceed 5 ounces.
  9. All weights must be stationary and securely fastened to the car.
  10. Any additions to the block of wood must be built securely into the car.
  11. Bearings, bushings, and washers are forbidden. The car’s painted wooden surface is the only surface allowed to contact the wheels. If wheels contact anything else, the car is illegal.
  12. Wheels may NOT be altered in any way. Wheel shape or width may NOT be altered from the original size or condition from the AWANA kit (i.e., rounded, beveled, cupped, shaved, tapered, etc.). The injection sprue must be removed and the inside of the rim can be sanded due to sprue removal, but otherwise the wheels must be the same shape, size, and profile as they come in the AWANA kit. Wheel treatment (hub and tread smoothing and polishing) is allowed but may NOT result in substantial removal of mass or in reducing the wheel width, shape, size or profile from original kit wheels. If wheels are found to be illegal, they must be replaced with new wheels (available in Repair) or the car will be disqualified.
  13. Springs and starting or propulsion devices are prohibited.
  14. Cars must pass final inspection for all categories before they will be officially registered.
  15. Drivers must be members of the club, leaders, or teens, and are encouraged to wear uniforms.
  16. It is recommended (but not required to race) that all race participants not accompanied by their parent or guardian should have a parental consent and release of liability form submitted to their church. Churches should bring the forms with them to the race.
  17. The use of dry lubricants (i.e., graphite) only is allowed to reduce friction. (No oils, WD40, etc., are allowed.)


2019 Open Category Racing Specifications

For cars built to race in the Open category, all Traditional category specifications apply except for rule numbers listed below. They are changed to read as follows:
1. Cars will race and be judged for speed only.
2. Bearings, bushings, and washers are permitted and may be used at both the wheel/body and/or wheel/axle interface.
11. The AWANA wheels (see Rule 4 above) can be shaved, machined, cupped, or rounded. Wheel profile and shape (ribbed, “V,” knife, tapered, concave, convex, etc.), wheel wall thickness, and wheel widths can be modified.


Register online by (1.) completing and sending the form below and then (2.) making payment by credit card with PayPal:



Check each category in which you are entering cars (up to 6 cars per category allowed):

T&T Girls 3rd-6th GradesT&T Boys 3rd-6th GradesCombined Leaders & TeensOpen

Church Name (required)

Street Address (required)

City (required)

Zip Code (required)

Church Phone

Church Email (required)

Name of Commander or Contact Person (required)

Contact Home Phone

Contact Cell Phone


After sending the above registration form, pay the registration fee with a credit card through PayPal. It is not necessary to have a PayPal account.


Early Registration 1 Category  $35.00


Early Registration 2 Categories  $70.00


Early Registration 3 Categories  $105.00


Early Registration 4 Categories  $140.00


OR register by mail by sending the registration form and payment by check or money order to:

Grace Baptist Church
Attn: Bob Thom
280 East Lincoln Street
Birmingham, MI  48009-3673


To download a flyer with registration form to mail in, click here.


***Registration fees increase from $35 to $40 per category if paid registration is not received by April 5.